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The stage is set, the inductees have been announced, and the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is ready to honor some of the music industries greatest artists on April 14th in Cleveland, Ohio.
The big names set to be inducted are the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Guns N’ Roses, and rap impresarios the Beastie Boys. These award winning artists will also share the stage with Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill of ZZ Top fame, as the men induct legendary blues and soul musician, the Texas Cannonball himself, Freddie King. King has been credited as a musical inspiration to many artists, most notably, former Yardbirds members Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck.
Rolling Stone Magazine reported Tuesday that comedian Chris Rock will be inducting The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Public Enemy frontman Chuck D will also have the honor of introducing the Beastie Boys, as these bands cross over into greatness with this honorable induction.
Also set to be inducted are The Small Faces/Faces, a British band from the 1960’s that launched the careers of notable artists such as, The Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood and legendary crooner Rod Stewart. Joining them will be Laura Nyro, The Famous Flames, and well as many others.
It has yet to be announced who will induct bad boys of rock and roll, Guns N’ Roses. Fans of the band, whose epic singles such as “Welcome to the Jungle” and “Paradise City” have rocked radio stations airwaves for 25 years , are still holding out hope that all of the original members of GnR will be on stage again for the first time in over a decade. Founding guitarist Slash, known for his impressive solos and enigmatic appearance, is still not revealing whether or not this much anticipated reunion will take place. The boys of GnR are known for their on stage antics and if there is a reunion of one of rock and roll’s greatest bands, it will definitely be worth watching when the broadcast airs on HBO May 5.
The Public Hall in Cleveland will not be short of musical greatness when these artists hit the stage April 14, 2012.